Edmund accordingly received instructions to open the tortoise-shell
box, and give Mr Merdle the tortoise-shell
Behind a desk, sat two old gentleman with powdered heads: one of whom was reading the newspaper; while the other was perusing, with the aid of a pair of tortoise-shell spectacles, a small piece of parchment which lay before him.
The old gentleman in the tortoise-shell spectacles looked at his companion, he nodded significantly.
Ivan Petrovitch and I settled in Alexey's study," she said in answer to Stepan Arkadyevitch's question whether he might smoke, "just so as to be able to smoke"--and glancing at Levin, instead of asking whether he would smoke, she pulled closer a tortoise-shell
cigar-case and took a cigarette.
A Boston newspaper reporter went and took a look at the Slave Ship floundering about in that fierce conflagration of reds and yellows, and said it reminded him of a tortoise-shell
cat having a fit in a platter of tomatoes.
Take away that 'ere bag from the t'other madman,' said Sam to Ben Allen and Bob Sawyer, who had done nothing but dodge round the group, each with a tortoise-shell
lancet in his hand, ready to bleed the first man stunned.
What can be more singular than the relation between blue eyes and deafness in cats, and the tortoise-shell
colour with the female sex; the feathered feet and skin between the outer toes in pigeons, and the presence of more or less down on the young birds when first hatched, with the future colour of their plumage; or, again, the relation between the hair and teeth in the naked Turkish dog, though here probably homology comes into play?
One looked at me through her tortoise-shell
She put on her great round spectacles with tortoise-shell
rims and sat down to her letter.
After looking sharply through a large pair of tortoise-shell
spectacles, first at Mercy, then at the bed, then all round the room, he turned with a cynical composure of manner to the Prussian officer, and broke the silence in these words:
Elegant buffets made by Boulle, also purchased by the auctioneer, furnished the sides of the room, at the end of which sparkled the brass arabesques inlaid in tortoise-shell
of the first tall clock that reappeared in the nineteenth century to claim honor for the masterpieces of the seventeenth.
In the 1930s, these tortoise-shell
hills would have been pitted with 'Trespassers will be Prosecuted' signs, made specifically to deter walking associations.